Musician-actor Kean Cipriano spends a very private family life with wife Chynna Ortaleza but recently he revealed that he's open to work with her in the future.
This led him to tell their love story.
Theirs is your cute, typical “ditched-at-prom” love story.
“Makulit nga kasi ‘yung istorya namin nun eh. Bata pa lang ako, napapanood ko na ‘yun, eh. Gusto kong pa-fan sign dun eh,” he said in an interview with PUSH.
“Kasi dati, ‘yung pinsan ko, stylist... Tapos inii-style-an niya si Chynna no’n. Siguro fourth year high school ako nun. Tapos meron akong grad ball, sabi sa'kin ng pinsan ko, ‘ano, gusto mo date mo artista?’ Sabi ko, ‘oo, siyempre.’” When Kean’s cousin offered to try to get Chynna Ortaleza – who is four years older than him – as his ball date, Kean happily gave his consent. “Sabi ko, ‘oo, sige!’ Napapanood ko ‘yun eh, crush ko ‘yun eh.”
Unfortunately, Chynna had to turn down the invitation. So instead, she gave him a wallet-sized photo with a dedication at the back.
Kean still marvels at the fact that, many years later, the woman who turned down his invitation became his better half. “Hanggang ngayon naglolokohan kami… Sinasabihan ko pa rin si Chynna na ang surreal sa ‘kin na asawa ko siya,” he said.
The two have been happily married and have a one-year-old daughter, Stellar.